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Safety Assurance for Automated Driving Systems

28th June 2018

Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – National Transport Commission

On 15 May 2018, the National Transport Commission (NTC) released the Safety Assurance for Automated Driving Systems Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) for consultation. The RIS outlines key risks that may arise when automated vehicles become available including:

1. Automated driving systems (ADS) fail to deliver reasonable safety outcomes.

2. A lack of consumer confidence in the safety of ADSs reduces or delay their uptake.

3. ADS responsible entities face inconsistent and/or uncertain regulatory barriers to the supply of ADSs in the Australian market.

The RIS identifies and assesses the relative costs and benefits of options to address these risks including a safety assurance system based on mandatory self-certification and an option containing a primary safety duty on entities responsible for the ADS. The RIS also proposes the set of safety criteria those entities would have to self-certify against in a new safety assurance system. Public submissions are invited on the RIS by 9 July 2018.

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